American Diabetes Association- Diabetes Alert Day®

On this American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® we would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge those who live with diabetes. Diabetes can have a multitude of effects on the body and can require diligence and awareness to keep the potential differing manifestations in check.  One result of diabetes mellitus some may not be… Continue reading American Diabetes Association- Diabetes Alert Day®

Living Well with Kidney Disease

Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere is the theme for this year’s International Kidney Day Lifestyle is deeply affected in kidney disease patients. Chronic kidney disease, its associated symptoms and its treatment (including medications, dietary and fluid restrictions, and kidney replacement therapy), can disrupt and constrain daily living and impair the overall quality of life of… Continue reading Living Well with Kidney Disease

International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day 2021 we’d like to take the time to recognize successes of women around the world as well as to candidly address the work that still needs to be done. Accomplishments have been made and paths have been forged in the acknowledgment of women’s capabilities, but there remains a journey which requires education and action to forge a path of integration and equity.

Clinical Trials Innovations during COVID-19

This article in the New York Times describes the innovations and changes that clinical trials have made during the pandemic. At the start of the pandemic, nearly 6,000 of the clinical trials registered on clinicaltrials.gov were stopped. For clinical trials that weren’t stopped, researchers re-designed their clinical trials to include virtual monitoring and remote visits… Continue reading Clinical Trials Innovations during COVID-19

Racial Diversity in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials have a diversity problem – despite making up 40% of the US population, people of color sometimes represent only about 10-20% of clinical trial enrollments. This can result in misleading conclusions about how therapies will ultimately perform across different demographics. Black communities, in particular, have had to endure mistreatment in clinical trials historically,… Continue reading Racial Diversity in Clinical Trials